The Fires of Heaven – The Wheel of Time, Book 5

Man, the Aiel really don’t like Cairhien… The Fires of Heaven continues Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time epic immediately after The Shadow Rising. Rand has secured most of the Aiel clans’ loyalty and found a teacher for the One Power, Nynaeve fought one of the dreaded Forsaken to a stalemate and the White Tower has split. Fires has a lot happening and starts off pretty quickly, but ends with some major bangs. Rand’s group has to contend at first with the rogue Shaido clan of Aiel, who followed what they believe to be the true Aiel leader in Couladin into

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The Shadow Rising – The Wheel of Time, Book 4

Enter the Fremen… Er… Aiel With Callandor secure and Rand’s identity established, The Shadow Rising starts off with the group gathered in Tear. As usual, they will soon go in various directions following their own paths, but they will not all regroup by the end of this book. Here is where Robert Jordan begins his sprawling epic in earnest. Rand, Mat, Moiraine and Egwene travel to the Wastes, home of the Aiel. They do so together, but for differing purposes. Theirs is the main thrust of the book, introducing a new land and a deeper look at its people, the

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The Dragon Reborn

Good Prophecies sometimes work out in the strangest ways… The Dragon Reborn, book three of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time saga, follows the events in The Great Hunt. And if those events stirred the blood, Reborn has plenty more to offer. With the invaders thrown back into the sea and his friends safe, Rand begins to accept who and what he is. However, he feels like he has to do one of the major items in the Prophecies about which he he has heard bits and pieces. After an attack on his camp, he leaves the group. On his own,

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The Great Hunt: Book Two of the Wheel of Time

A little bit further down the rabbit hole we go:   Robert Jordan’s The Great Hunt is Book Two of the Wheel of Time series and takes place immediately after Book One, The Eye of the World. Which is good, since the end of Book One left us with plenty of questions. Not that all of those questions get answered in Hunt. In fact, you will probably end up with more questions than answers to questions by the end of it, but they will mostly be new questions and readers can often puzzle out some of the answers themselves. Again,

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